^ Id agree, although Id personally point out that the 'sound' is not necesarily where they differ. Indeed, a Force 3007 can sound better than a Masterworks if the drummer playing the Masterworks has no clue how to make his gear work for him regarding tuning, application, etc.
Better quality kits usually always sound BIGGER though - More projection, better resonance, greater levels of sensitivity and tuning versatility. The Pearl
would win in this regard.
Thats why whenever I try out a kit, I grab the tuning key before I grab the sticks